ONN's Top 5 Stories: July 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Here are the top 5 Oncology Nursing News stories for July 2018.

5. Obesity, Cancer, and the Underserved
Cancer survivors in underserved populations face higher rates of cancer, mortality, and obesity. In the cover story of our new issue, we explore how nurses can help with weight management and nutrition in these patient populations.

4. Pet Therapy Brings Comfort to Patients with Cancer
There have been anecdotal stories touting the benefit of pet therapy for patients, but did you know there are also studies and data that confirm it? Learn more in this piece.

3. City of New York Acknowledges a Nurse’s Job is Physically Taxing – to the Tune of $20.8 Million
In this piece, we break down the multi-million dollar settlement the city of New York recently agreed to pay to nurses and midwives who filed federal discrimination charges against the Justice Department.

2. Outcomes After Colorectal Cancer Surgery on Weekends May Be Linked to Staffing Issues
One contributor examines a Dutch study that suggests that outcomes from emergency weekend surgeries in patients with colorectal cancer may be worse compared with those who had surgery on weekdays.

1. AYA Cancer Research Funding at Risk as Senate Drops Important Language in Bill
Our top web exclusive details the only government funding currently designated to investigating the unique challenges faced by adolescents and young adults with cancer—and explores how this lifeline is at risk of being cut.

In related news, did you know that Oncology Nursing News offers continuing education courses each month? Simply read five articles, take a 10-question quiz, and earn one hour of credit, for free! Visit OncNursingNews.com/ce to get started.

And for links to all of our top stories and more, visit OncNursingNews.com

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